Person of interest located, talking to detectives after fatal Brooklyn hacking: police

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WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn  — Police said in a news conference Saturday evening they have located a person of interest in a Brooklyn hacking early Saturday morning that left one woman dead and another in critical condition.

While police would not identify the person of interest, they said detectives are currently speaking with this person.

Savannah Rivera, 20, was found dead in the Brooklyn apartment with multiple lacerations  on April 20, 2019. (Courtesy family)

Earlier Saturday a source told PIX11 that police were looking for Valle’s boyfriend, who goes by “Grim Creepa” on a Facebook page that appears to belong to the man.

According to police, 20-year-old Savannah Rivera of Brooklyn was the woman found hacked to death in a NYCHA apartment early Saturday morning in Williamsburg. Police said Rivera was staying at the apartment at the time of the attack.

Rivera was found nearly decapitated, with some of her fingers severed, according to police sources.

The apartment was home to a second woman, 21-year-old Angela Valle, who was reported in critical condition and was found with lacerations to her head and body, according to police.

Police said at the news conference Saturday they believe the victims knew the attacker and that it was not a random attack.

Shortly before 1:30 a.m. Saturday, police responded to a call of an aided female outside the Bushwick Houses located on Flushing Avenue.

When they arrived, officers learned Valle was transported by EMS to the hospital, where she remains in critical but stable condition, with lacerations to her head and all over her body, police said.

According to the NY Post, the woman we now know to be Valle called an Uber and got into the waiting car shortly before 1:30 a.m., when the driver noticed she was bleeding heavily and called 911.

When medics arrived, she told them there was a dead body in her eighth-floor apartment and her child was also inside, sources told the Post.

Police officers went inside the woman’s apartment to further investigate, and they found a woman in her 20s, who we have learned to be Rivera, unconscious and unresponsive within the living room area, with multiple stab wounds, and lacerations to both her head and body, police said.

EMS pronounced Rivera dead at the scene.

Police found a 4-year-old girl, who is the child of Valle, inside a bedroom within the apartment, uninjured and unharmed, according to police.

EMS removed the child to the hospital for evaluation and observation, and police said Saturday evening the child was in good medical condition, and is currently with family members.

Investigators found an ax inside a trash compactor in the building, but could not yet confirm if this was the murder weapon, police told PIX11 News.

There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.

Watch the full police news conference from Saturday evening below:

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